Feeling that Billy Casper had made too much a show of his Mormon religion during the 1969 Masters, Dan wrote, "Billy Casper and his good friend the Lord, strolled hand and hand through the valleys and pines of Augusta, stamping out petroleum-based pesticides."
Here is my favorite Jenkins story, which encapsulates the man. At the '86 Masters, after Jack Nicklaus's stunning comeback, Rick Reilly, sitting next to Dan, said, "Wow, have you ever had a story that's too big to write?"
Without looking up from his typewriter, Dan said, "No."
Walter Bingham was an editor and writer at SI from 1955 to 2001 and is currently a special contributor for the magazine.